Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko to return for Manchester City in FA Cup tie

  • Pep Guardiola says it will be ‘good’ for left-back to play football
  • City face Championship strugglers Peterborough in fifth round

Pep Guardiola will select Oleksandr Zinchenko for Manchester City’s FA Cup tie at Peterborough, believing it will be “good” for the Ukrainian left-back as he continues to deal with his country being invaded by Russia.

Zinchenko was an unused substitute for the 1-0 win at Everton on Saturday, City’s first game since the invasion. The 25-year-old defender, who has voiced dismay at Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin, will start the fifth-round game at London Road. “[He will be] absolutely fine, I think it will be good for him to play and show the reason why he is here,” Guardiola said. “He is a magnificent player [and] needs to play football.”

Continue reading…Pep Guardiola says it will be ‘good’ for left-back to play footballCity face Championship strugglers Peterborough in fifth roundPep Guardiola will select Oleksandr Zinchenko for Manchester City’s FA Cup tie at Peterborough, believing it will be “good” for the Ukrainian left-back as he continues to deal with his country being invaded by Russia.Zinchenko was an unused substitute for the 1-0 win at Everton on Saturday, City’s first game since the invasion. The 25-year-old defender, who has voiced dismay at Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin, will start the fifth-round game at London Road. “[He will be] absolutely fine, I think it will be good for him to play and show the reason why he is here,” Guardiola said. “He is a magnificent player [and] needs to play football.” Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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